HomeAsia-Pacific Social Science Reviewvol. 15 no. 2 (2015)

All That is Holy Profaned? The Disenchantment of Romantic Love Under Global Capitalism

Yellowbelle Duaqui



 In modern times, the taken for granted assumption that love and money are marriageable ends frequently goes unchallenged. While love is considered to be an abstract philosophical value or a Christian virtue, money has strong materialist moorings. In the popular imagination, however, a distinction between these two concepts seems blurred and is even glorified to be reconcilable.